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  • Qualification

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The moment when Max Verstappen conquers his fourth pole of his career.

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๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๏ธ๐Ÿ’จ @ Max33Verstappen does it and starts tomorrow on P1 ๐ŸคฉWith Hamilton on +0.388 Max delivers a sledgehammer blow ๐Ÿ’ฅ # ZiggoSportF1 # F1 #BahrainGP ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ

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Avatar Author Ziggo Sport F1 Moment of places 16: 04 - 27 March 2021

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FINISH (Q3)

- The results of the first qualifying session of this Formula 1 season: 



  • Verstappen

  • Hamilton

  • Bottas 

  • Leclerc

  • Gasly

  • Ricciardo

  • Norris

  • Sainz

  • Alonso

  • Stroll

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    FINISH (Q3)

    - Max Verstappen takes pole position for the first time in his career for an opening race.

    The Dutchman is almost four tenths (!!!) faster than Hamilton (second).

    Valtteri Bottas completes the top three.

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    FINISH (Q3) - POLEPOSITION MAX STEPEN!

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    Another 1 min (Q3)

    - Verstappen purple in sector 2 ... It's going to happen?!?!?

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    1 more minute (Q3)

    - Verstappen purple in sector 1.

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    1 more minute (Q3)

    - The drivers start their last flying lap.

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    3 more minutes (Q3)

    - All drivers drive outside in an ultimate attempt to improve their time.

    Will Max Verstappen take pole position?

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    Another 4 minutes (Q3)

    - The score:



  • Verstappen

  • Hamilton

  • Gasly

  • Bottas

  • Sainz

  • Ricciardo

  • Norris

  • Stroll

  • Leclerc

  • Alonso

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    Another 5 minutes (Q3)

    - "This was a bad lap", says Max Verstappen, who is nevertheless on P1.

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    Another 7 minutes (Q3)

    - P1 Max Verstappen!

    But the difference with Hamilton is very small.

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    Another 7 minutes (Q3)

    - Verstappen is the fastest of everyone in sector 2.

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    8 more minutes (Q3)

    - Hamilton is the fastest of everyone in the first sector.

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    Another 10 minutes (Q3)

    - Who takes pole position in Bahrain?

    The drivers begin their first attempt to take pole.

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    12 more minutes (Q3)

    - The decisive qualifying session is underway.

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    Verstappen would have damage to his floor.

    The question is how much trouble he will have during the decisive qualifying session.

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    ELIMINATED: Q211 PER12 RAI13 TSU ๐Ÿ“ธ14 GIO15 RUS #BahrainGP ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ # F1

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    Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 15:45 - 27 March 2021

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    Max is through to Q3 on the ๐ŸŸก tire, but Checo is knocked out in P11 #BahrainGP ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ

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    Avatar Author Red Bull Racing Honda Moment of Places 15: 44 - March 27, 2021

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    ๐—˜๐—œ๐—ก๐——๐—˜ ๐—ค๐Ÿฎ ๐Ÿ Oops, there goes Checo!

    ๐Ÿ˜“ The complete list of dropouts ๐Ÿ‘‡โ†ฃ Perezโ†ฃ Giovinazziโ†ฃ Tsunodaโ†ฃ Raikkonenโ†ฃ Russell # ZiggoSportF1 # F1 #BahrainGP ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ

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    Avatar Author Ziggo Sport F1 Moment of places 15: 44 - March 27, 2021

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    FINISH (Q2)

    - Sergio Pรฉrez stranded in Q2!

    The Mexican takes the gamble by staying out on medium and fails to make it to the top ten.

    The dropouts:



    11. Pรฉrez


    12. Giovinazzi


    13. Tsunoda


    14. Rรคikkรถnen


    15. Russell

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    FINISH (Q2)

    - Verstappen was the fastest of everyone in the first two sectors on the soft tire, but cut his lap because it was no longer necessary to improve his time on medium.

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    Another 2 minutes (Q2)

    - To be sure, Verstappen is outside on the soft tire.

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    3 more minutes (Q2)

    - All drivers hit the road again in an attempt to improve their time.

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    Another 6 minutes (Q2)

    - In the danger zone: 



    7. Leclerc


    8. Gasly


    9. Tsunoda


    10. Stroll



    11. Giovinazzi


    12. Rรคikkรถnen


    13. Ricciardo


    14. Pรฉrez


    15. Russell

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    Another 7 minutes (Q2)

    - The score:



  • Hamilton 1.30.085 (M)

  • Verstappen 1.30.318 (M)

  • Bottas 1,30,559 (M)

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    Another 7 minutes (Q2)

    - Pรฉrez has lost his time due to exceeding the

    track limits

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    8 more minutes (Q2)

    - And Hamilton is the fastest time!

    On the medium band, the Mercedes driver is two tenths faster than Verstappen, who also drives on medium.

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    9 more minutes (Q2)

    - Hamilton is the fastest of everyone in the second sector.

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    Another 10 minutes (Q2)

    - Bottas is the fastest of everyone in the first sector.

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    Another 11 minutes (Q2)

    - Pรฉrez, Norris and Ricciardo are also outside on medium.

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    Another 12 minutes (Q2)

    - Verstappen, Hamilton and Bottas will try to reach Q3 on medium.

    If they succeed, they can start the race on the same tire.

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    Another 15 minutes (Q2) -

    The second qualifying session is underway.

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    Nice start!

    Both Bulls advance into Q2 ๐Ÿ’ช #BahrainGP ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ #ChargeOn ๐Ÿค˜

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    Avatar Author Red Bull Racing Honda Moment of places 15: 24 - 27 March 2021

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    ELIMINATED: Q116 OCO17 LAT18 FAT ๐Ÿ“ธ19 MSC20 MAZ #BahrainGP ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ # F1

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    Avatar Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 15: 22 - 27 March 2021

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    FINISH

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    - Sebastian Vettel stranded in Q1!

    The Aston Martin driver does not get further than eighteenth place.

    Verstappen is the fastest.

    Esteban Ocon, Nicholas Latifi, Mick Schumacher and Nikita Mazepin also stranded in Q1.

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    Verstappen quickest ahead of the final minutes of Q1 ๐Ÿ“ธTsunoda just a tenth slower in P2!

    โฑ๏ธ #BahrainGP ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ # F1

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    Author Formula 1 Moment of publication 15: 15 - 27 March 2021

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    Another 2 minutes (Q1)

    - In the danger zone:



    13. Vettel


    14. Rรคikkรถnen



    15. Giovinazzi


    16. Ocon


    17. Latifi


    18. Russell


    19. Mazepin


    20. Schumacher

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    Another 5 minutes (Q1)

    - The score:



  • Verstappen 1.30,399

  • Tsunoda 1,30,607

  • Hamilton 1.30.617

  • Gasly 1,30,848

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    Another 6 minutes (Q1)

    - Verstappen may have gone too hard over the curbstones.

    "You have to check the floor in a minute," he instructs his engineers via the on-board radio.

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    Another 7 minutes (Q1)

    - Yuki Tsunoda to P2!

    Surprising.

    The Japanese is only a tenth slower than Verstappen.

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    Another 7 minutes (Q1)

    - Verstappen clocked the fastest time in his first timed lap.

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    8 more minutes (Q1)

    - Verstappen purple in sector 2.

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    9 more minutes (Q1)

    - For the drivers it is therefore important to finish in the top fifteen in this session.

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    11 more minutes (Q1)

    - It is busy on the track.

    All drivers are outside.

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